Stand against Israel’s attack on Palestinian human rights organisations –

Posted By on August 30, 2022

In the early morning of August 18, 2022 Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) raided the offices of six respected Palestinian human rights organisations.

The organisations were shut down after the raids. These organisations provide legal aid and confidential information was stolen from their premises.

The organizations that were targeted in the raid were

These Palestinian civil society organisations raised the alarm about the coming crackdown one year ago, when the Israeli defence minister designated these six well known West Bank Palestinian human rights organisations as terror organisations. Ireland was one of the few countries to censure Israel over the decision.

These organisations are respected around the world. Now that the people working in these organizations are facing arbitrary arrest, detention or worse for standing up for the rights of Palestinians

Al Haqhas been operating inPalestinesince 1979 and has actually been critical of both Israel and the Palestinian authority at times.

Addameerprovides support to Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli prisons.

Defense for Children Internationalworks to monitor abuses of children and minors and their offices were already raided on July 29, 2021.

The Bisan Center for Research and Developmentstands for the rights of peasants inPalestineas does the Union of Agricultural Work Committees.

TheUnion of Palestinian Womens Committees was formed in 1980 to empower Palestinian women.

Al Haq has been posting all the statements of support which have been sent to date from organisations around the world.One which stood out was byGregg Carlstrom, a writer at The Economist: For Israel political pressure is diplomatic terror, boycotts are economic terror, and now civil society is terror as well. If youre Palestinian and you do anything to resist the occupation, its terrorism.

On November 3, 2021 the the Israeli military commander signed an order that outlawed the six Palestinian civil society organisations within the rest of West Bank as well. This means that the people working with or associated with these respected human rights organisations could be arrested for working with an illegal organisation.According to Al Haq: the military order is grounded in Article 84 of theDefense (Emergency) Regulations of 1945that was issued under the British Mandate and repealed shortly before the end of the Mandate. As Britain has categorically stated, Regulation 119 was already repealed under thePalestine(Revocations) Order-in-Council of 1948 and as such no longer applies.

On November 7, 2021 the Irish Foreign Minister issued a statement stating that Israel had not provided evidence to Ireland or the EU justifying this attack on international human rights. To date, this is the only country which has spoken out to defend the six organisations and human rights defenders inPalestine.

Al Haqis calling on the public to work on the following:

Of course, we must demand that the federal government and other public institutions in Canada take action as well if we have a chance of impacting the Trudeau governments history of turning a blind eye to Israels actions.


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